ICNZ, ANZIIF reveal winner of 2022 scholarship

ICNZ, ANZIIF reveal winner of 2022 scholarship | Insurance Business New Zealand

ICNZ, ANZIIF reveal winner of 2022 scholarship

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) have announced Georgia Mismash as the winner of the 2022 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship. 

Mismash, a marketing representative at AA Insurance, will receive $10,000 courtesy of ICNZ, which will allow her to attend an international conference or seminar program to develop her insurance or leadership skills.

Her winning essay entry addressed this year’s topic: “How might climate change pose a reputation risk to insurers? How might that risk be managed?”

“We are delighted to announce Georgia Mismash as this year’s ICNZ winner,” said Tim Grafton, chief executive of ICNZ. “Georgia’s essay demonstrated original thinking and a broad appreciation of the ways climate change might impact the reputation of insurers and the industry as a whole.  Her essay was also well argued and structured. ICNZ and ANZIIF will continue to promote this scholarship and provide career development opportunities to the New Zealand insurance industry.”

The ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship is an annual scholarship that aims to recognise outstanding insurance professionals who demonstrate potential to become industry leaders. 

“I congratulate Georgia on her thorough understanding of the insurance industry complexities of responding to climate change,” said Prue Willsford, ANZIIF chief executive officer and scholarship judging panel member. “Georgia’s powerful and well-structured submission was clearly the result of careful research backed up by credible sources.

“Previous winners have described the opportunity to attend an international conference or seminar as career changing, and we are proud to help Georgia further her professional career development. Thank you to everyone who submitted, I strongly encourage anyone thinking about submitting for 2023 to have a go.”